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Game Safety Guidelines – Tournament of Roses
Game Safety Guidelines2018-08-03T13:22:13+00:00


The Tournament of Roses Association is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our guests. We encourage you to review our safety and security information below prior to arriving at our events.

Rose Bowl Game safety tips and guidelines can be found in our Game Day Guide. Please read below for the rules and list of prohibited items.

Additonal safety tips and guidelines are also provided by the City of Pasadena.  Please download the City of Pasadena’s 2019 Event Access Plan (PDF) for street closure information due to the Rose Parade. Modified street closures will affect Colorado Boulevard starting at 5 PM on January 1st through 11 AM on January 2nd.


City of Pasadena – @PasadenaGov
Pasadena Fire Department – @PasadenaFD
Pasadena Police Department – @PasadenaPD
Rose Bowl Game – @RoseBowlGame
Rose Parade & Tournament of Roses – @RoseParade
Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau – @VisitPasadena

In order to provide a safe environment for our fans, the following security measures may be in effect:

Searches at the entry gates will include inspection of all items that are carried into the stadium. Patrons may be subject to metal detectors, wand searches or full searches of your person, also known as “pat downs.”

Searches may cause delays in entering the stadium. Please give yourself plenty of time to allow for entry into the stadium.

The Rose Bowl Stadium has implemented a clear bag policy for all events at the Rose Bowl Stadium, including the upcoming Rose Bowl Game. You are encouraged to secure belongings in your vehicle whenever possible.

Law enforcement personnel may conduct inspections of vehicles parking near the stadium.

If you see something suspicious on your way to the game or at the stadium, please report it immediately to local law enforcement or call 9-1-1.

As part of ongoing efforts to provide a safe environment in which to enjoy its many events, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has partnered with the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Police Department in “See Something, Say Something™,” a nationwide campaign to raise the public’s awareness of indicators of terrorism and to emphasize the need to report suspicious behavior promptly to the proper law enforcement authorities.

If you witness a crime in progress or other emergencies, call 9-1-1. For non-emergency matters, including activity that you believe to be suspicious, call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. You can also report criminal activity to CRIMESTOPPERS at (800) 222-8477 or online at lacrimestoppers.org. (Be sure to reference Pasadena if you use this method.)

You may also register for trusted, real-time public safety alerts by simply texting your zip code, and/or 91101 for Pasadena area, to 888777 on your smart phone, or register online at nixle.com. For local notifications, select Pasadena agencies within the Nixle site.

Follow the Pasadena Police Department (@PasadenaPD) on Twitter.

There are no in-and-out privileges at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Once you exit the stadium, you may not re-enter.

The Rose Bowl Stadium has implemented a clear bag policy for all events at the Rose Bowl Stadium, including the upcoming Rose Bowl Game.  

Approved Bags:

  • 12″ x 6″ x 12″ Clear Plastic Bag
  • 1 Gallon Plastic Freezer Bag
  • Clutch with Shoulder Strap (clutch may not be larger than 4.5″ X 6.5″)
  • Clutch with Wrist Strap (clutch may not be larger than 4.5″ X 6.5″)
  • Diaper Bag, as long as accompanied by a child

Non-Approved Bags:

  • Backpacks
  • Camera Case
  • Mesh Bag
  • Purse
  • Clear Backpack
  • Tinted Plastic Bag
  • Oversized Tote Bag
  • Printed Pattern Plastic Bag
  • Fanny Pack
  • Binoculars Case

The following items are not permitted into the Rose Bowl Stadium:

Bags not in accordance with the bag policy mentioned above., noisemakers (including thunder sticks, musical instruments, whistles, air horns, boom boxes); weapons or projectiles; alcoholic beverages, any glass, metal or hard plastic containers of any size; frozen beverage bottles; hard or soft sided coolers of any size; plastic drink containers (except for two liters or less with factory seal intact); boxes or wrapped packages of any size, unsliced fruits or vegetables, animals (other than service animals required because of a disability); balls, toys or sports equipment (excluding commerative footballs); banners, signs or flags; helium balloons; laser pointers; poles or sticks; umbrellas; unauthorized cameras with lenses longer than 3.5 inches, interchangeable or telephoto lenses, video cameras, monopods tripods or selfie sticks; skates, skateboards, scooters or bicycles.

Note: Strollers are permitted but must be checked with an usher inside the stadium tunnel or at the Checked Items tent. The Rose Bowl Game and Rose Bowl Stadium are not responsible for checked items.

The Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual, the Rose Bowl Stadium and the Los Angeles Sports Council support the area’s outstanding collegiate and professional sports teams. In order to ensure a safe and celebratory environment, we ask that fans refrain from the following behavior at all events:

  • Profanity or other offensive language, whether spoken or appearing on apparel
  • Smoking, which is prohibited in the stadium
  • Intoxication or excessive alcohol consumption
  • Bringing prohibited items into the venue
  • Throwing of items or liquids
  • Entering the playing field at any time
  • Fighting or other threatening behavior
  • Failure to retain ticket and/or present it to event staff, if requested to do so
  • Resale of tickets at the venue
  • Violation of state or local laws

Failure to comply may subject you to ejection or arrest.

Fans are encouraged to report inappropriate behavior to venue personnel at (626) 400-5119. We welcome your help in our efforts to provide an enjoyable experience for all guests.